Tag Archives: Duluth

Curiosity update: Sample drop-off testing

Sols 2063-66, May 25, 2018, update by MSL scientist Ken Herkenhoff: Some of the Duluth drill sample was dropped into CheMin on Sol 2061, but not enough for a proper mineralogical analysis. So the top priority for today’s plan is … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Time to feed CheMin

Sols 2061-62, May 23, 2018, update by MSL scientist Lauren Edgar: After successfully drilling the “Duluth” target on Sol 2057 (as seen in the above Mastcam image), the science team is eager to find out what it’s made of. As … Continue reading

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Curiosity starts drilling again

Engineers working with NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover have been hard at work testing a new way for the rover to drill rocks and extract powder from them. This past weekend, that effort produced the first drilled sample on Mars in … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Characterizing a successful drill!

Sols 2059-60, May 23, 2018, update by MSL scientist Mark Salvatore: This past weekend, Curiosity successfully drilled into the “Duluth” rock target, generating a beautiful pile of drill tailings! This is a very exciting time for us on the rover … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Poised

Sols 2056-58, May 21, 2018, update by MSL scientist Michelle Minitti: This weekend, Curiosity will attempt to sink the drill into the complexly-layered “Duluth” block. Before that, she will gather more data from the “Blunts Point” member rocks in front … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Drill site perspectives from a Duluth native

Sol 2055, May 18, 2018, update by MSL scientist Roger Wiens: I was excited to learn earlier this week that my native city was chosen as the name of the latest drill site on Mars! The name was selected by … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Duluth at our feet… er, wheels

Sol 2054, May 16, 2018, update by MSL scientist Abigail Fraeman:¬†Our sol 2054 plan was limited by a small morning downlink. Occasionally, the flight paths of the Mars orbiters over Gale Crater don’t have favorable geometries for relays with Curiosity, … Continue reading

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Curiosity: Duluth in full color

Sol 2052, May 15, 2018. The Mastcam used its 34mm optics to make a four-frame composite of the current target, Duluth, which has a thinly layered and delicately eroded structure. Click the image to enlarge it. Sol 2052 raw images … Continue reading

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Curiosity update: Bump to Duluth

Sol 2053, May 15, 2018, update by MSL scientist Rachel Kronyak: A successful drive on Sol 2052 brought Curiosity within bumping distance of what will likely be our next intended drill target. The science team named this target “Duluth.” Duluth … Continue reading

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